Don't risk your life for Storm Doris pictures, would-be photographers warned

Echo photographer Stuart Norton captured waves crashing against Roker Pier.
Echo photographer Stuart Norton captured waves crashing against Roker Pier.
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People are being warned not to risk their lives for photos of Storm Doris, as footage showed two would-be photographers being chased by waves on the Dorset coast.

In the footage posted to Twitter, one of the pair is seen taking a photo moments before a wave slams into the coast at Durdle Door on the famous Jurassic Coast.

Echo photographer Stuart Norton captured waves crashing against Roker Pier.

Echo photographer Stuart Norton captured waves crashing against Roker Pier.

The area's countryside ranger team, which posted the video online, urged people to "respect the water", adding that "no photo is worth risking your life for".

High waves battered Roker Pier as it got wet and wild down on Sunderland seafront today.

The Met Office said a warning of 70mph winds was in place for coasts and hills as the storm hit - while a top wind speed of 94mph was recorded in Capel Curig, North Wales, on Thursday morning.

The strong winds forced the Port of Liverpool to close as the waves caused safety concerns.

Meanwhile, a woman died in Wolverhampton on Thursday afternoon after being hit by debris from a nearby building during the storm.